REGION-WIDE HOUSING SURVEY FOR

SCOTTS BLUFF, MORRILL & KIMBALL COUNTIES, NEBRASKA


Western Nebraska Economic Development (WNED) is preparing a Region-Wide Housing Study to determine both present and future housing needs in the Scotts Bluff, Morrill and Kimball County Areas, during the next five years. The Study is funded by a Housing Grant from the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, with matching funds from WNED. An important activity of the Housing Study is to ask you, a local resident, about the housing needs of your Community and respective County. Please complete the following Survey, by FRIDAY, MAY 6TH.


Where do you reside?
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Gender
What is your current age?
Number of persons in your household?
Please indicate your household income range.

GENERAL HOUSING QUESTIONS

Which type of housing do you currently live in?
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Are you satisfied with your current housing situation?
If No, please explain.
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FOR RENTERS:

What are some of the issues or barriers you experience with obtaining affordable, suitable housing for your household? Please check all that apply.
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How much are you currently paying for your monthly rent?
What is the most your family could afford for monthly rent?

FOR OWNERS.

What are some of the issues or barriers you experience with obtaining affordable, suitable housing for your household? Please check all that apply.
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What is your monthly mortgage payment?
What is the most your family could afford for a home?

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, ETC.

Are you, or has anyone in your household, experienced a loss of employment income due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
If yes, are you receiving pay for the time you are not working?
Over the past three months, have you paid your monthly rent or mortgage on time?
How confident are you that your household will be able to pay your next rent or mortgage payment on time?
Which of the following housing issues have you experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Check all that apply.
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HOUSING DEVELOPMENT NEEDS.


Which of the following additional housing types are needed in your Community?

Single Family Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Rental Housing (General)
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Condominiums/Townhomes
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Duplex/Triplex Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Rehabilitation of Owner-occupied Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Rehabilitation of Renter-occupied Housing
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Housing Choices for First-Time Homebuyers
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Independent/Group Home Housing for Persons with a Mental/Physical Disability
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Senior Independent Living Housing – Owner & Rental
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed
Licensed Assisted Living, with Specialized Services (i.e. health, food prep, recreation services, etc.)
Not Needed/ Sufficient Supply Exists
Greatly Needed

IF YOU CURRENTLY DESIRE TO CHANGE YOUR HOUSING SITUATION IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.

Are you planning to change your current housing situation in the next five years?
If Yes, why are you planning to change your current housing situation?
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Where would you like to rent or purchase a home?
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Which one of the following housing types would you most like to purchase?
How many bedrooms would your family need?

HOUSING PROGRAM FUNDING SUPPORT.

Do you support your Community using Local, State and/or Federal grant funds to conduct an owner housing rehabilitation program?
Do you support your Community using Local, State and/or Federal grant funds to conduct a renter housing rehabilitation program?
Do you support your Community establishing a program to purchase and remove dilapidated houses to make affordable lots available for development?
Do you support your Community securing State and/or Federal grant dollars to purchase, rehabilitate and resell vacant housing?
Do you support your Community securing State and/or Federal grant dollars to provide down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers?

IF YOU ARE 55+ YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. IF NOT, PLEASE SKIP.

Please rate the quality of the following Support Services for Seniors in your Community.

(4 = Excellent, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Poor).

Case Management/Legal Aid
Cultural/Language Assistance
Continuing Education Opportunities
Employment Opportunities/Training
Adult Care Services
Health Services (Mental, Physical, etc.)
Food/Meals-On-Wheels
Home Health & Memory Care
Counseling Services
Aides for Disabilities
Home Repair/Rehabilitation Services
Transportation/Auto Repair
Finance Assistance/Management
Housing (Permanent, Transitional, etc.)
Law Enforcement
Senior Social & Recreation Activities
Emergency Transportation
Volunteer Opportunities
Specialized Services (Veteran, Homeless, etc.)
If you plan to change your housing in five years, which of the following housing types would you be most interested in moving to? Check your top three (3).
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Please provide any additional comments regarding the future of housing in your Community.
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